The professor searches their topic in the Business Source Premier database (they would search EconLit):
Since they are researching a social sciences topic, they will search Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities for additional relevant journals.
Our dedicated professor is a little wary of the journal "California Business Review" that they located in Cabell's. Even though the journal has the word "California" in the title, they noticed that the journal's editors are from Brazil and the journal has no connection to California.
The journal's publishers make the false claim that it is indexed in EBSCO in an attempt to bolster it's credibility.
They checked Beall's List of Predatory Journals and discovered that the publisher International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) is listed as a predatory publisher. Therefore, California Business Review is no longer a candidate for their article.
Please note: Beall's List has been removed, but the above link is to an archived version. Librarian Jeffrey Beall has criteria for evaluating the credibility of journals.
Since the professor wants journals with statistics on citation metrics, they will search for the journal titles in the SCIMago and Eigenfactor websites.
Please note: A journal that isn't mentioned in the SCIMago and Eigenfactor websites can still be a credible journal, but it will probably not be as well-established or prestigious.